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Agartala Travel Guide:

Introduction
Agartala is the capital of the Indian state of Tripura.It is situated in North-east India. It lies on the Haora River and is located 2 km from Bangladesh. It has temples and palaces. The population of Agartala was 367,822 in 2004 after the municipal expansion (189,327 in the 2001 census).

History
The ancient capital of the then Princely State ‘Swadhin Tripura’ was at Rangamati (Udaipur, South Tripura) by the bank of the river Gomati. In 1760 it was shifted by the Maharaja Krishna Kishore Manikya (r.1829-1849) of Manikya Dynasty to present old Agartala by the bank of the river Howrah and was named ‘Haveli’. Due to frequent invasion of the Kuki's and also to keep easy communication with the British Bengal, the Maharaja Krishna Kishore Manikya started the process of shifting the capital from Old Haveli to New Haveli (present Agartala ) in 1849.
During the British Raj, Agartala was the capital of the erstwhile 'Hill Tippera' state, it became a municipality in 1874-75, and in 1901 had the population of 9,513

Historical population
In 1941 Agartala had a population of 17,693. By 1991 the population had risen to 157,358.
Growth of Agartala City.

Localities
Neighbourhoods of the city include: Krishnanagar, Banamalipur, Math Chowmuhani, Dhaleswar, Pratapgar Area, Kashari patti, Kaman Chowmuni,Lal Bahadur, Radha Nagar, Shibnagar, Ramnagar, Joynagar, Abhoynagar, Arundhutinagar, Gol Bazaar, Gurkha Basti, Kunjaban, College Tilla, Indranagar, Volagiri, Arundhuti Nagar, Bhati Abhoynagar, 79 Tilla, New Capital Complex, GB, Agartala, Amtali, Badhar Ghat, lake Chowmuni, Ganaraj Chowmuni, Durjoynagar, Bardowali, Bottala, Melarmath etc.
These areas are subdivided into residential blocks, such as Banamalipur which is divided into North Banamalipur, Madhya Banamlipur, South Banamalipur, etc.

Languages
Kokborok is the main language of tribal peoples of Tripura.Its said like that one of the king from 'MANIKYA' dynasty invited the Bengali's from Bengal to be a part of it as Bangladesh was then a part of India which surrounds Tripura.More on after the Bangladesh war, many Bengali people came to Tripura. Now the Bengali is the main language spoken in Agartala. Even many tribal people use Bengali.(Tripuri language, Manipuri, Chakma, Hindi, and English.

Road
National Highway 44 connects Agartala to Assam and the rest of India by road. The highways (NH44 , NH 44A) connects Agartala with Silchar (317 km), Guwahati (599 km), Shillong (499 km), Dharmanagar (200 km) and Aizawl (443 km). A bus service connects it to Dhaka (150 km).
Agartala is well connected by road to other parts of Tripura state. National highway 44 has been extended to the south, thus improving the road connectivity between Agartala and south Tripura. Buses, Jeeps, Trekkers and SUVs are the most popular public carriers, and cars and vans are usually used for private hire.
The main mode of transport within the city consists of a network of cycle rickshaws, auto rickshaws and buses.